Talking With Buddha
Talking With BuddhaA documentary film by Jon Braeley
70 minutes, 2010. NTSC DVD
Tibetan with English subtitles. USA
A heart warming journey among Tibetan Buddhist monasteries to seek guidance from some of the great Lamas of Buddhism, including His Holiness the 17th Karmapa. All this and more against a backdrop of Himalaya mountains and the rhythmic chanting of morning prayers. This documentary will enlighten you about a religion that is often seen as mysterious and almost always misunderstood – Tibetan Buddhism.
If you wish to improve your mental health and find lasting happiness then let our movie Talking with Buddha show you the way. For we are told that Buddhism is an inner science for the mind and can be used to turn your negative mind into a positive one. This and many more words of wisdom in Talking with Buddha offer clear explanations of Buddhist philosophy. Without religious undertones, this documentary offers a refreshingly direct and simple insight into living a Dharma life and understanding Tibetan Buddhism. For most lay persons, it is a mysterious faith, yet Tibetan Buddhism offers us a doorway to happiness and peace through which everyone can enter regardless of race or color. Talking with Buddha offers a rare opportunity to witness the long hours of prayer and study of Samsara that leads to greater reward and enlightenment. This documentary is not all sweetness and honey however as tensions soar high when Tibetan refugees hold demonstrations to cancel the New Year holiday (Losar) in protest at recent arrests of monks by the Chinese in Tibet.
One of the most recent and well known refugees His Holiness the 17th Gyalwang Karmapa offers us guidance on keeping a family together and a glimpse into his close relationship with His Holiness 14th Dalai Lama. A remarkable interview with Jetsunma Tenzin Palmo, a leading Buddhist nun who was herself the subject of the award winning book, A cave in the snow. Her insight into the ‘quick-fix’ society we live in, will hit you like a baseball bat.
Writer/Director: Jon Braeley
- HH the XVIIth Gyalwa Karmapa
- Geshe Lobsang Tseten
- Jetsunma Tenzin Palmo
- Lama Lodu Rinpoche
- Gelek Rinpoche